2010 was the year of the tablet, with manufacturers of all shapes and sizes scrambling to release touchscreen computing devices. But did the new rash of tablets have what it takes to win best Computer of 2010? There can be only one winner, and for 2010, that winner is…
Reader’s Choice: Apple iPad
Tablets have been around for about a decade, but it was only this year that they took off, thanks entirely to the iPad. By customising the software to work more like a phone than a computer, the iPad has become the de facto tablet of choice for the mass market, and also managed to win the title of Best Computer in this year’s awards with 26.5% of the vote. It was closely followed by the MacBook Air, with 24.5% of the vote.
Editor’s Choice: Apple MacBook Air
The new updated 13-inch MacBook Air from Apple fixed the biggest issue of the original Air – the single USB port – and also managed to squeeze in a dual-core processor and an SD card slot. It’s both stunningly lightweight and performs well, and was unanimously chosen by the Australian Giz staff as the Editor’s Choice.
Voting is still open for the one remaining category, so make sure you get your votes in sooner rather than later!